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9mMark Schlabach

Schlabach: ACC shut out, SEC beat up and other bold predictions

The college football forecast: No Harbaugh handshakes for OSU, a TCU offensive record and a Heisman for Nick Chubb.

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#NFLRANK: The top 100 players

Who is the best player in the NFL: J.J. Watt or Aaron Rodgers? Our 70-plus voters settled that and plenty of other debates in this year's ranking of the top 100 players.

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6hMike Rodak

RB Jackson slams Bills general manager Whaley

In thanking fans for their support over his nine-year career, ex-Bills running back Fred Jackson also took a parting shot at general manager Doug Whaley in an interview with The Buffalo News.

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6hTania Ganguli

Texans owner: Watt wouldn't destroy phone

Texans owner Bob McNair said J.J. Watt would not have destroyed his cellphone if faced with the same situation as the Patriots' Tom Brady in his dispute with the NFL over deflated footballs.

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9hGreg Garber

Garber: Kyrgios own worst enemy in Open exit

We've come to expect antics and outbursts from Nick Kyrgios when he's on the court. But there were flashes of brilliance in his four-set loss against Andy Murray that the Aussie could build on.

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Saxon: Bullpen finishes what Greinke starts

Zack Greinke showed why he'll likely win the NL Cy Young Award. But the Dodgers are only as good as their bullpen, which was at its best in preserving Tuesday's win.

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Marlins to make change at manager, report says

The Marlins will ask Dan Jennings to return to his previous role as general manager and seek a new field manager at the end of this season, FoxSports.com has reported.

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6hDavid Schoenfield

Time to worry about Johnny Cueto?

The early returns on Johnny Cueto indicated the Royals had their No. 1 starter, but his last three starts might tell a different story.

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Clark: Trent Richardson is the worst RB of all time (3:26)
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Tough to be a vegan NFL player? (1:07)
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Browns need to be patient with Manziel (0:47)
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Winners and losers of the transfer window (8:52)
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D-Wade shows no mercy in game of dodgeball (0:14)
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She just landed a 'triple-revolution' soccer trick (0:26)
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Dantonio's cellphone goes off during news conference (0:20)
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Skip finds Luck's 'salty' comment laughable (3:40)
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20hGary West

West: Pharoah's, Spieth's careers run parallel

After Jordan Spieth missed the cut last week at the Barclays, retirement wasn't even mentioned. That was one of the few ways in which his week differed from American Pharoah's.

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Elvis Andrus steals home -- straight up
MLB 

The Rangers SS pulled off perhaps the riskiest and most exciting play in baseball Tuesday night.

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Brady: "Such an enjoyable offseason"
NFL 

Tom Brady joked to a crowd during the team's annual fundraiser. It marks his 1st time publicly speaking since an appearance at Salem State College on May 7 and just the 2nd time since the Wells Report's release,

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NFL 

Rams to practice with military personnel

For the second time this summer, St. Louis invited members of the military to the practice field. For Wednesday's walk-through at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, 22 soldiers will join the Rams. Last month, the Rams visited a Navy base in California.

Murray not bothered by Kyrgios' antics
Tennis 

Nick Kyrgios pretended to fall asleep during his match vs. Andy Murray, who said he didn't let it get to him: "No, obviously for me it's important when you're playing against him to just concentrate on your side of the court I think."

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Tennis 

Stafford: Calvin Johnson will be fine
NFL 

Don't worry Lions fans, Megatron will be ready for the season, despite not playing in the preseason. Matthew Stafford told Mike & Mike: "The guy keeps himself in as good of shape as anybody on our team, if not the best."

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Wake up, Nick!
Tennis 

Nick Kyrgios may or may not have fallen asleep between sets during his first-round match against Andy Murray at the US Open. Maybe the nap worked. He won the third set, after dropping the first two.

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ICYMI: Wiggins' posterizing slam
NBA 

Canada's Andrew Wiggins attacked the rim and put Andres Nocioni on a poster, but Nocioni got the last laugh as Argentina defeated Canada at FIBA Americas.

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Stanton just 'OK' in first rehab game

Playing in Class A, Marlins' slugger Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-2 with a walk in his first game of any kind since breaking a bone in his wrist June 26. Stanton told MLB's website he "just felt OK" and was "not 100 percent."

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Rex: Bills will be my last coaching job

Rex Ryan on coaching the Bills: "This is definitely going to be it. This is my last stop in coaching, and then when my days are up, I'll turn it over to the younger generation. I'm not going anywhere else." (via USA TODAY Sports)

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Goins makes dazzling catch on the run
MLB 

The Blue Jays' Ryan Goins ran more than 124 feet to track down a ball in foul territory, where he made an over-the-shoulder grab. Oh, and he hit a walk-off HR in a 5-3 win in extra innings.

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Spieth throws out first pitch at Fenway
MLB 

Golfer Jordan Spieth tossed some high heat before the Yankees-Red Sox game.

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Rockies turn triple play in 9th
MLB 

With Paul Goldschmidt at the plate, the Diamondbacks sent the runners on 1st and 2nd on the pitch. That worked out well ... for the Rockies, who ended the inning in an instant.

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J.J. Watt named top player in #NFLRank

It was Watt, not MVP Aaron Rodgers, who grabbed the top spot in our #NFLRANK Top 100 players. But this is not an MVP vote; instead players were ranked based on greatness. Where's your favorite player?

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Ronda Rousey accepts marine's invite

A member of the U.S. Marine Corps invited Ronda Rousey by video to the Marine Corps Ball. In a video posted today by TMZ, the UFC champ accepted. Plans for first date? (Watch)

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A-Rod is probably not wild about wild card

All 14 of ESPN's experts have the Blue Jays winning the AL East. But the good news for Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees is that all of the pundits have them in a fear-inducing one-game wild-card playoff. Picks

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Cal Ripken Jr. honored before O's loss
MLB 

Baltimore honored Cal Ripken Jr. on his 20th anniversary of breaking Lou Gehrig's consecutive games streak, but it was the Rays that celebrated all night as J.P. Arencibia drove in six runs in Tampa Bay's 11-2 win.

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Azarenka to official: 'You ever play tennis?'
Tennis 

Victoria Azarenka was not happy with a call during her match at the US Open. She had plenty of words for the chair official, including inquiring if the official ever played the game and then adding "you probably weren't very good."

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Cam's little bro following in his shoes

Panthers QB Cam Newton's younger brother, Cailyn Newton, who is a junior QB at Grady High School, impresses on the field against Washington High School.

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Young one-armed golfer shows off swing
Golf 

Tommy Morrissey, a four-year-old one-armed golfer, shows off his skills on the course.

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Golf 

Tough to be a vegan NFL player?
NFL 

Bears DT David Carter knows all too well. “The hardest part is keeping my weight up above 300 [lbs]. … I feel like my body adapts a lot easier to what I’m doing out there on the field.”

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NFL 

Forecast for US Open: Stars
Tennis 

Al Roker was just one of the many celebrities showing up at Flushing Meadows for the second night of the US Open. Was that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice we saw?

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